The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 28 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within the Microsoft Corporation.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 5 5 6
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 1304 1291 1237
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 14.28% 14.76% 12.56%
As % of the Vendors category 30.28% 30.22% 25.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 664 633 518
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £177 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £472 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.92% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 122 130
Average hourly rate £15.31 £13.44 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.95% -20.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.50 £10.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.50 £30.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -7.93%
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England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

Vendors Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
4307 4272 4879
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 47.16% 48.86% 49.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 2233 2162 2121
Average daily rate £350 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.10% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £213 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 234 263 294
Average hourly rate £16.72 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.25% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.35 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.30 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-6.73% +1.57%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft across the South East region.

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the South East region over the 3 months to 28 August 2014.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the South East region.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the South East region over the 3 months to 28 August 2014.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Microsoft
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the South East region over the 3 months to 28 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire 0 370 £328 +0.16% 107
Berkshire -2 283 £385 +10.00% 93
Surrey -1 199 £375 +11.11% 141
Buckinghamshire +3 183 £300 -4.68% 53
West Sussex +5 88 £330 -12.00% 20
Oxfordshire -1 72 £303 -21.93% 60
Kent -8 36 £325 - 34
East Sussex -1 33 £298 -17.93% 15
Middlesex -4 25 £410 +33.11% 4
M4 Corridor - 1 - -
Thames Valley - - - -
Isle of Wight - - - - 1
Sussex - - - -
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England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft.

1 1124 (42.38%) Windows
2 975 (36.76%) MS Excel
3 717 (27.04%) MS Office
4 630 (23.76%) Active Directory
5 564 (21.27%) Security Cleared
6 421 (15.87%) SQL
7 412 (15.54%) SQL Server
8 411 (15.50%) .NET
9 397 (14.97%) SC Cleared
10 368 (13.88%) ITIL
11 354 (13.35%) Finance
12 348 (13.12%) Windows 7
13 323 (12.18%) MS Exchange
14 308 (11.61%) VMware
15 307 (11.58%) SharePoint
16 306 (11.54%) C#
17 303 (11.43%) Project Management
18 296 (11.16%) Windows Server 2008
19 276 (10.41%) HP
20 272 (10.26%) Microsoft Certification
21 271 (10.22%) Oracle
22 269 (10.14%) JavaScript
22 269 (10.14%) Windows Server 2003
23 267 (10.07%) ASP.NET
24 254 (9.58%) HTML
25 234 (8.82%) Citrix
26 218 (8.22%) Migration
27 205 (7.73%) Cisco
28 203 (7.65%) DV Cleared
29 202 (7.62%) Windows XP

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 323 (12.18%) MS Exchange
2 307 (11.58%) SharePoint
3 125 (4.71%) IIS
4 121 (4.56%) Exchange Server 2010
5 81 (3.05%) Lync
6 63 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2003
7 60 (2.26%) Exchange Server 2007
8 59 (2.22%) BizTalk Server
9 57 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2013
10 47 (1.77%) SharePoint 2013
11 46 (1.73%) IBM Notes
12 40 (1.51%) SharePoint Server
12 40 (1.51%) SharePoint 2010
13 36 (1.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 32 (1.21%) Apache
15 28 (1.06%) CMS
16 26 (0.98%) SAS
17 21 (0.79%) MS Project Server
18 12 (0.45%) Lotus Domino
19 10 (0.38%) WebSphere
Applications
1 975 (36.76%) MS Excel
2 717 (27.04%) MS Office
3 197 (7.43%) MS Project
4 146 (5.51%) MS PowerPoint
5 103 (3.88%) MS Visio
6 29 (1.09%) Spreadsheet
7 14 (0.53%) AutoCAD
8 9 (0.34%) Photoshop
9 7 (0.26%) SPSS
10 6 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
10 6 (0.23%) InfoPath
10 6 (0.23%) Adobe Captivate
11 5 (0.19%) Fireworks
12 4 (0.15%) Open Workbench
12 4 (0.15%) InDesign
12 4 (0.15%) PaintShop Pro
12 4 (0.15%) OmniGraffle
13 3 (0.11%) PowerPivot
13 3 (0.11%) FastStats
13 3 (0.11%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 110 (4.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 55 (2.07%) Dynamics AX
3 33 (1.24%) Oracle EBS
4 13 (0.49%) Dynamics GP
4 13 (0.49%) Dynamics NAV
5 10 (0.38%) BusinessWorks
6 9 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
7 6 (0.23%) TIBCO iProcess
7 6 (0.23%) Staffware
8 4 (0.15%) SAP HR
9 3 (0.11%) SAP FI/CO
9 3 (0.11%) SAP CO
9 3 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 3 (0.11%) SAP FI
9 3 (0.11%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 2 (0.075%) SAP GRC
10 2 (0.075%) SAP IS-U
11 1 (0.038%) Oracle EBS R12
11 1 (0.038%) SAP BPC
11 1 (0.038%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 58 (2.19%) Office 365
2 44 (1.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (0.75%) Amazon AWS
4 19 (0.72%) SaaS
5 15 (0.57%) IaaS
6 7 (0.26%) PaaS
7 4 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.075%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.038%) GitHub
9 1 (0.038%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 179 (6.75%) Firewall
2 152 (5.73%) SAN
3 147 (5.54%) DNS
4 119 (4.49%) TCP/IP
5 107 (4.03%) Internet
6 103 (3.88%) LAN
7 95 (3.58%) WAN
8 87 (3.28%) DHCP
9 68 (2.56%) VPN
10 48 (1.81%) VoIP
11 37 (1.40%) SMTP
12 36 (1.36%) LDAP
13 32 (1.21%) X.400
14 31 (1.17%) Wireless
15 29 (1.09%) X.500
16 28 (1.06%) Network Security
17 26 (0.98%) Wi-Fi
18 25 (0.94%) NAS
19 22 (0.83%) Intranet
19 22 (0.83%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 412 (15.54%) SQL Server
2 119 (4.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 115 (4.34%) SQL Server 2008
4 90 (3.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 85 (3.21%) Data Warehouse
6 83 (3.13%) SQL Server 2005
7 65 (2.45%) Oracle Database
8 50 (1.89%) SQL Server 2012
9 49 (1.85%) Oracle Reports
10 40 (1.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 39 (1.47%) MySQL
12 38 (1.43%) Relational Database
13 29 (1.09%) Oracle Database 11g
14 25 (0.94%) SQL Server 2000
15 23 (0.87%) MS Access
15 23 (0.87%) OLAP
16 19 (0.72%) DTS
17 18 (0.68%) Data Mining
18 16 (0.60%) IDOL
19 15 (0.57%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 150 (5.66%) Visual Studio
2 86 (3.24%) Team Foundation Server
3 60 (2.26%) QuickTest Pro
4 30 (1.13%) NUnit
5 25 (0.94%) Subversion
6 21 (0.79%) MSI
7 17 (0.64%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 16 (0.60%) StarTeam
9 15 (0.57%) Selenium
10 13 (0.49%) JIRA
11 12 (0.45%) Jenkins
12 11 (0.41%) SoapUI
12 11 (0.41%) Toad
13 10 (0.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 9 (0.34%) Dreamweaver
14 9 (0.34%) Git (software)
15 6 (0.23%) Axure RP
16 5 (0.19%) Ant
17 4 (0.15%) ClearCase
17 4 (0.15%) JMeter
General
1 354 (13.35%) Finance
2 177 (6.67%) Telecoms
3 56 (2.11%) Marketing
4 44 (1.66%) Military
5 43 (1.62%) Retail
6 32 (1.21%) Banking
7 27 (1.02%) Legal
8 25 (0.94%) Advertising
9 23 (0.87%) Manufacturing
10 21 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
11 19 (0.72%) Billing
12 17 (0.64%) Publishing
13 16 (0.60%) Law
14 14 (0.53%) Back Office
15 11 (0.41%) Dutch Language
16 9 (0.34%) German Language
16 9 (0.34%) Financial Institution
17 8 (0.30%) Automotive
18 7 (0.26%) Games
19 6 (0.23%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 477 (17.99%) Analyst
2 346 (13.05%) Developer
3 192 (7.24%) Consultant
4 166 (6.26%) Support Engineer
5 137 (5.17%) Project Manager
6 119 (4.49%) Administrator
7 115 (4.34%) Architect
8 99 (3.73%) 2nd Line Support
9 94 (3.54%) Support Analyst
10 89 (3.36%) .NET Developer
11 80 (3.02%) Desktop Support
12 79 (2.98%) Business Analyst
13 69 (2.60%) 1st Line Support
14 67 (2.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 66 (2.49%) Test Analyst
16 55 (2.07%) Coordinator
17 51 (1.92%) Desktop Engineer
18 50 (1.89%) IT Support
19 47 (1.77%) Data Analyst
19 47 (1.77%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 411 (15.50%) .NET
2 267 (10.07%) ASP.NET
3 254 (9.58%) HTML
4 173 (6.52%) XML
5 105 (3.96%) CSS
6 102 (3.85%) JSP
7 91 (3.43%) WCF
8 89 (3.36%) Web Services
9 86 (3.24%) jQuery
10 83 (3.13%) .NET Framework
11 52 (1.96%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 49 (1.85%) ASP.NET MVC
13 34 (1.28%) XSLT
14 33 (1.24%) Ajax
15 27 (1.02%) Application Packaging
15 27 (1.02%) SOAP
16 25 (0.94%) Middleware
16 25 (0.94%) HTML5
17 24 (0.90%) WF
18 23 (0.87%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 122 (4.60%) Blackberry
2 83 (3.13%) Management Information System
3 54 (2.04%) Clustering
4 35 (1.32%) Computer Science
5 34 (1.28%) Replication
6 33 (1.24%) PKI
6 33 (1.24%) NHS
7 26 (0.98%) Mobile App
8 23 (0.87%) Open Source
9 22 (0.83%) Video Conferencing
10 21 (0.79%) iPad
11 19 (0.72%) iPhone
11 19 (0.72%) Fat Client
11 19 (0.72%) Thin Client
12 18 (0.68%) Client/Server
13 17 (0.64%) Statistics
14 15 (0.57%) E-Learning
15 14 (0.53%) PMI
16 12 (0.45%) EPoS
16 12 (0.45%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 1124 (42.38%) Windows
2 348 (13.12%) Windows 7
3 296 (11.16%) Windows Server 2008
4 269 (10.14%) Windows Server 2003
5 202 (7.62%) Windows XP
6 175 (6.60%) UNIX
7 169 (6.37%) Linux
8 101 (3.81%) Windows Server 2012
9 90 (3.39%) Windows 8
10 58 (2.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 44 (1.66%) Windows 2000
12 35 (1.32%) Windows Vista
13 26 (0.98%) Solaris
14 25 (0.94%) Apple iOS
15 22 (0.83%) Windows 2000 Server
16 21 (0.79%) Android
17 18 (0.68%) AIX
18 12 (0.45%) Windows NT
19 10 (0.38%) Windows Mobile
20 7 (0.26%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 368 (13.88%) ITIL
2 303 (11.43%) Project Management
3 218 (8.22%) Migration
4 198 (7.47%) CRM
5 190 (7.16%) PRINCE2
6 114 (4.30%) Agile Software Development
7 113 (4.26%) MVC
8 102 (3.85%) Service Management
9 97 (3.66%) Business Intelligence
10 90 (3.39%) Service Delivery
10 90 (3.39%) Scrum
10 90 (3.39%) Workflow
11 87 (3.28%) Configuration Management
12 85 (3.21%) Stakeholder Management
13 79 (2.98%) Change Management
14 74 (2.79%) Knowledge Management
15 68 (2.56%) User Acceptance Testing
16 66 (2.49%) Test Scripting
17 55 (2.07%) Validation
18 54 (2.04%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 421 (15.87%) SQL
2 306 (11.54%) C#
3 269 (10.14%) JavaScript
4 147 (5.54%) PowerShell
5 114 (4.30%) VB
6 112 (4.22%) T-SQL
7 77 (2.90%) VBScript
8 75 (2.83%) Java
9 53 (2.00%) VB.NET
10 46 (1.73%) C
11 37 (1.40%) VBA
12 33 (1.24%) PHP
13 28 (1.06%) PL/SQL
14 23 (0.87%) Perl
15 21 (0.79%) C++
16 18 (0.68%) Python
16 18 (0.68%) Shell Script
17 16 (0.60%) Bash Shell
18 15 (0.57%) Ruby
19 9 (0.34%) VB6
Qualifications
1 564 (21.27%) Security Cleared
2 397 (14.97%) SC Cleared
3 272 (10.26%) Microsoft Certification
4 203 (7.65%) DV Cleared
5 173 (6.52%) Degree
6 141 (5.32%) MCSE
7 138 (5.20%) ISTQB
8 93 (3.51%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 92 (3.47%) Cisco Certification
10 84 (3.17%) MCP
11 64 (2.41%) MCITP
12 41 (1.55%) CCNA
13 38 (1.43%) ISEB
13 38 (1.43%) CISSP
14 34 (1.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 33 (1.24%) MCSA
16 31 (1.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 30 (1.13%) PMI Certification
18 25 (0.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 25 (0.94%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 108 (4.07%) SLA
2 84 (3.17%) QA
3 37 (1.40%) ISO 9001
4 18 (0.68%) PCI DSS
5 15 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 9 (0.34%) Data Quality
7 8 (0.30%) P3O
7 8 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 5 (0.19%) COBIT
9 4 (0.15%) BS15000
9 4 (0.15%) JSP 440
10 3 (0.11%) BS7799
11 2 (0.075%) ISO 14001
11 2 (0.075%) BS25999
12 1 (0.038%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 1 (0.038%) HL7
12 1 (0.038%) GAAP
System Software
1 630 (23.76%) Active Directory
2 170 (6.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 81 (3.05%) Hyper-V
4 70 (2.64%) vSphere
5 62 (2.34%) XenApp
6 55 (2.07%) XenDesktop
7 54 (2.04%) Microsoft App-V
8 48 (1.81%) VMware ESX
9 45 (1.70%) Terminal Services
10 23 (0.87%) XenServer
11 22 (0.83%) VMware ESXi
12 18 (0.68%) ISA Server
13 17 (0.64%) Forefront TMG
14 14 (0.53%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 13 (0.49%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 13 (0.49%) Snort
16 10 (0.38%) Oracle RMAN
16 10 (0.38%) UAG
17 8 (0.30%) vCloud
18 6 (0.23%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 167 (6.30%) SCCM
2 65 (2.45%) SCOM
3 36 (1.36%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 34 (1.28%) Backup Exec
5 30 (1.13%) Norton AntiVirus
6 27 (1.02%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 26 (0.98%) WSUS
8 23 (0.87%) HP Quality Center
8 23 (0.87%) NetBackup
9 22 (0.83%) McAfee ePO
10 15 (0.57%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 15 (0.57%) ARCserve
11 13 (0.49%) WMI
12 12 (0.45%) Tivoli
12 12 (0.45%) SCSM
13 11 (0.41%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 11 (0.41%) SCVMM
14 10 (0.38%) Nessus
14 10 (0.38%) SCOrch
14 10 (0.38%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 308 (11.61%) VMware
2 276 (10.41%) HP
3 271 (10.22%) Oracle
4 234 (8.82%) Citrix
5 205 (7.73%) Cisco
6 77 (2.90%) Symantec
7 62 (2.34%) IBM
8 59 (2.22%) SAP
8 59 (2.22%) Red Hat
9 53 (2.00%) Lotus
10 51 (1.92%) McAfee
11 39 (1.47%) Business Objects
12 37 (1.40%) EMC
13 34 (1.28%) Avaya
13 34 (1.28%) Remedy
13 34 (1.28%) Apple
14 31 (1.17%) CheckPoint
14 31 (1.17%) Juniper
15 30 (1.13%) Dell
16 27 (1.02%) NetApp
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